Arsal Mayors Slam Ghosn Statement, Urge Authorities to Deploy Army along Border

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The mayors and the municipal council of the town of Arsal slammed on Wednesday the statement of Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn, who warned that al-Qaida members have entered the country through the town.

This information “should motivate (the authorities) to deploy the Lebanese army along the border with Syria to halt the continuous Syrian violations of Lebanese sovereignty,” they said in a statement.

“We reject his allegations,” they added.

The mayors urged Prime Minister Najib Miqati to resolve the issue, demanding “those who are keen to preserve the civil peace not to fall a victim of those allegations.”

Ghosn said on Tuesday that al-Qaida members have entered the country through the Bekaa border town of Arsal “under the guise of being members of the Syrian opposition.”

He noted that reining in such incidents was “first and foremost the responsibility of the army and security forces,” but added that “at the same time it is a national responsibility that must be shouldered by all Lebanese parties.”

Comments 6
Thumb leblover 21 December 2011, 13:01

he beleives what his master said not what the lebaneses said

Default-user-icon May 7 (Guest) 21 December 2011, 14:37

What borders m8 only love greater Syria

Missing allouchi 21 December 2011, 14:59

Ghosn should be ashamed of himself. What a Syrian bootlikcer.

Missing elielebnan 21 December 2011, 15:25

We didn't hear anything useful from our defence minister since he was appointed minister, then he comes and tells us a Lebanese town of Arsal is a pathway for Qaida members!! Someone should tell Ghosn to go play somewhere else. This is a fabricated story, directed from Syria and orchestrated by Hizbullah in Lebanon....

Default-user-icon elie (Guest) 05 August 2014, 19:49

Do you still believe this is a fabricated story

Default-user-icon Le PheneChien (Guest) 22 December 2011, 03:21

Frangieh told our appointed minister what to say based on a telephone call from Assad to Frangieh. You see the dog does not bite his brother.